Keller, ‘the man who broke the losing streak’, was selected as the ‘Player of the Week’ for the first time since his debut

Pittsburgh Pirates’ right-hander Mitch Keller (27) of the American Major League (MLB) was honored with the ‘Player of the Week’ award for the first time in his life.

The MLB Secretariat announced the players of the week for the National League (NL) and American League (AL) on the 16th. The main character of the National League is Keller.

Keller led Pittsburgh’s two losing streak last week. He had an onslaught last 9 against the Colorado Rockies. He started and roared with 4 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and no runs in 9 innings. He earned his first career shutout in Pittsburgh’s 2-0 win. Thanks to Keller’s good pitching and Rodolfo Castro’s home run, Pittsburgh broke the long seven-game losing streak.

But Pittsburgh couldn’t keep up the momentum. He fell into a 4-game losing streak again. Keller is here again. He started against the Baltimore Orioles on the 15th and gave up 4 hits, 1 walk, 13 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings. He laid the foundation for a 4-0 win. Bae Ji-hwan added strength with two RBIs and a timely hit.토토사이트

Keller made his big league debut in 2019 in a Pittsburgh uniform. In his 5 career seasons, he is recording 17 wins and 30 losses with an earned run average of 4.62 in 386 innings in 79 games (77 starts). In 2021, he went 5-11 with an ERA of 6.17, and last year 5-12 with an ERA of 3.91, he was sluggish. He started to chart an upward curve this year. He is currently doing well with 5 wins, 1 loss, an average ERA of 2.38 and 69 strikeouts in 9 games and 56⅔ innings. He is third in the National League in strikeouts and innings, tied for fourth in wins and sixth in earned run average.

In the American League, New York Yankees infielder Anthony Rizzo was named Player of the Week. Rizzo played a big role last week with a batting average of 0.444 (12 hits in 27 at-bats), 3 homers, 7 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.315 in 7 games last week. This is the 4th player of the week award in his personal career.

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